Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sunday stitching

 Sunday is for some slow turtle stitching. I guess I have not touched this one since Thanksgiving day...this is the 4th block of my hand pieced Book Club sew along quilt from earlier this year. Some stitches should happen on it tonight.


The Endless Diamond block is ready to assemble. I am cutting these out using templates and hand piecing them. This will look like the blocks in the header. I'll need to prep some more of these today at some point.


This afghan I started last year in November for Emily. I think it is long enough... wish I had made it a little wider... but maybe a few rows of edging will help? This is a crochet blanket stitch pattern from Mama in a stitch. Peanut approves... but I had to quickly put it back in it's container as someone loves to eat yarn! I hope to finish this one off then pull out the knitting on the sheep pillow for Aidan. My thought was maybe wrapping them up for Christmas..... but we will see how the month goes! 
Linking up with the other turtle stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.


Last night was another bonfire night. We burned part of a big tree that fell down when Eta went through. 


The kids put lights on the chicken coop and run yesterday. I snapped a photo while I was sitting watching the bonfire last night. 

Today is a very special day in our family. My Dad's birthday! This photo was from a few years ago out at the camp in Vermont when we were up there in the summer. Hopefully we can go up next summer and enjoy some rides on the lake with our favorite Pontoon Boat Captain. Happy Birthday Dad.






14 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

I love reading all you are up to and seeing your slow stitching for today... Happy Birthday to your dad! Kathi

Julierose said...

Lovely crochet blanket--I like the looks of that stitch a lot.
The girls' coop/house looks great all lighted up for the Holiday;)))
31 degrees here this morning..a bit chillier than we expected...
Hugs and stay safe, Julierose

The Cozy Quilter said...

Those endless diamond blocks look fantastic in your header. Hand piecing them really does make them a great slow stitching project. Christmas gifts are in production here too.

CathieJ said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! Your projects are beautiful! I am still in awe of the Endless Diamond. Love the lights on the chicken coop. Our outdoor decorating is on the scedule for today.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I wish I could enjoy crocheting again since that is very pretty stitch! Your making great progress on your hand pieced blocks!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think a little edging will make the blanket wider for Emily and should work out ok. I am in the process of adding more to mine right now as I want it wider - it is plenty long enough. Love the lights on the chicken coop the kids did a good job on it and happy birthday to your dad!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Best of luck with your stitching goals and here's hoping your Dad has a wonderful day!

LA Paylor said...

amazed at the number of endless stars you've gotten done... I'm a slow stitcher indeed with these. Love the orange peel block, with the colors and placement you chose. You are so good at that! I had to really look at it on my email to see how you'd made that block!
LeeAnna

linda said...

Your sewing and crochet blanket is lovely, happy birthday to your Dad.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Happy Birthday to your dad, and love the lights on the chicken coop! That's so fun! Looks like you have plenty of slow stitching to work on today - enjoy whatever you choose. (And maybe a little bit on each!)

Karrin Hurd said...

Happy Birthday to your dad~ My dad's birthday would have been the 24th. Love your blanket. I would have never thought to light the chicken coop~ great idea!

Kim said...

Why, every chicken coop should look so sparkling with bright and happy lights. The happiest birthday to your dad. You are certainly spoilt for choice with all the lovely hand stitching pretties you have happening. Enjoy your day with some happy stitching.

Rosie Westerhold said...

Love those Endless Diamonds blocks. share the source for the pattern and templates?

Rosie Westerhold said...

yourEndless Diamonds blocks. Can you share the source for the pattern and templates?